Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is a Bravo TV show which follows a small handful of women - with expensive tastes and over-the-top personalities - in their day to day lives. What makes the Real Housewives of New Jersey so appealing to viewers is the unique cast of characters including Teresa Giudice, a 40-year-old woman who lives with her husband Joe and their four children; Jacqueline Laurita, a stay-at-home mom who lives with her husband Chris and their daughter; and Caroline Manzo, the oldest of the housewives who's been married for the better part of three decades.
The first two seasons of the show also featured Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub. They were replaced in season 3 by Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile.
One thing that makes The Real Housewives of New Jersey unique in the "Housewives" franchise is the fact that all seven of the women who have served in the title roles are related either by blood or by marriage, making their interpersonal relationships seem less contrived than on many reality TV shows where strangers are thrown into a situation to see what happens.
The most famous of the housewives is Teresa Guidice, who most frequently serves in the leading role, although the show is designed to be about all five women in equal share. Guidice, a loud brunette woman with strong opinions and even stronger emotions, is an author and small business owner.
Original episodes air Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Full Episode Guide
Melissa's boutique launches, Teresa records her audio book, Jacqueline proceeds with her business endeavor, plus Dolores and her daughter talk about veterinary school. Later, Siggy and Teresa battle over tabloid hearsay.
Jacqueline surprises Teresa by showing up on her doorstep looking for answers. Meanwhile, Melissa runs into a hiccup with her new business companion, and Siggy serves up a Jersey birthday party for Dolores.
Christmas in the Garden State finds Melissa throwing a holiday meal, where she gets back together with Teresa. Then, Teresa gives an unexpected call to Jacqueline as Dolores plays mediator, and a choice to spend New Year's Eve away from family causes feelings.
In the season premiere, Melissa breaks ground on her new boutique despite Joe's disapproval.
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Giudice has been found guilty in her fraud case.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice were indicted Monday on federal fraud charges.
"Real Housewives Of New Jersey" cast member Jacqueline Laurita has followed a "New York" housewife's suit and announced publicly that she wants off the Garden State edition. Laurita currently has a six-season deal but made it known via Twitter that she won't be making anything but sporadic appearances starting with the upcoming Season Four.
Bravo continues to see success with its team of "Real Housewives" reality shows, proving once again how much we love to watch people argue on TV. "The Real Housewives of Orange County" aired its finale the other night to the biggest audience of the series, 2.88 million viewers. But they're not the only set of "Real Housewives" that are enjoying ratings success.